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2005 | 27 | 23-39
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MOTHERLAND CRUCIFIED: THE IMAGE OF COUNTRY AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN HUNGARY

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The use of the Christian symbolism of crucifixion is hardly exceptional to post-Trianon Hungarian irredentist imagery, for it is common to self-pitying nationalist imagery in much of the Christian world. However, Hungary's unique historical development made the crucifixion of a male figure less evocative to Hungarian irredentist image makers. Though tradition called for gender-neutral or female representations of Hungary, Hungarian nationalists still felt compelled to evoke the Passion of Christ while simultaneously stressing the Mary-like nature of the country. They created a powerful, if heretical set of imagery placing the motherland in the role of Christ. This imagery continues to be evoked in Hungarian nationalist discourse today.
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27
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23-39
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  • Eric Beckett Weaver, Oxford University, St. Anthony's College, U.K.
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06PLAAAA00761870
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